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#421 Felix Mottram

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:32 AM

I'm told that the beach there was not big enough but that there was a place further north. However that coast looks a bit remote so we are looking at the Wakefield area for a 'super 16' boot camp type of thing. It would be good if *'confident' fliers could let 'us' know if they would be available for such a venture in late October.

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EDIT *'confident' as in comfortable with the prospect of flying in the 'Dutch Windmill' <grins> Felix


OK We are looking at the first weekend in November now.

I am in conversation with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. They have suggested a large area on site and we will be working out the practical details.

I am thinking that we would aim at 12 - 4 pm on Saturday and 10 - 2pm on Sunday allowing for civilised travel arrangements. I hope that a convivial meeting could be arranged for the Saturday evening.

I have not looked at accommodation in Wakefield yet but I suspect there will be availability <grins>

Obviously I now need to know who would be available. We have 4 Decs already and I hope for more!

Thanks

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:19 PM

Hi Felix,



We will have 5 members of Fusion in attendance.

We can be there early if we need to prepare arena areas etc. There are a number of possibilities for accomodation so it should not present any problems.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

Hi Felix,

We will have 5 members of Fusion in attendance.

We can be there early if we need to prepare arena areas etc. There are a number of possibilities for accomodation so it should not present any problems.


Hi Vince,

Great news! Let's talk further details once I can confirm the basic details with YSP.

I am waiting to hear back from Stephen at Air-4-Ce and Stephen at The Flying Squad.

Lets look at the Saturday night bit as soon as the initial details are resolved.

Best wishes

Felix

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:58 PM

Hi Felix
I would love to come down to see you all for the weekend.
If you firm it up let me know, I may not be able to meet your standards to fly with you all.
It would be worth the trip from the frozen north!
Take Care
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:31 PM

Hi Felix
I would love to come down to see you all for the weekend.
If you firm it up let me know, I may not be able to meet your standards to fly with you all.
It would be worth the trip from the frozen north!
Take Care
Terry


Hi Terry,

Our view is inclusive so we would welcome your participation. Keep an eye on the threads and let us know if you will attend. We will make every effort to accommodate less experienced fliers even while our objective is the Super Sixteen.

I just spoke to Ben at Revolution. He was concerned about the weather but is understanding of the importance of our project. <grins>

Felix

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:34 AM

Hi Felix,

We will have 5 members of Fusion in attendance.

We can be there early if we need to prepare arena areas etc. There are a number of possibilities for accommodation so it should not present any problems.


Hi Vince,

I just heard back from YSP and they are checking if they have stakes and ropes for the arena. It might be good to offer help but they may want to deal with it as it is their pitch!

Jacob suggested that we check grass length but Clare said it was 'pretty even underfoot' as I had asked if the site was 'trip free'.

They are going to send a list of B&Bs and Hotels...

All good to go <grins>

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:25 AM

Hi Felix,

We will have 5 members of Fusion in attendance.

We can be there early if we need to prepare arena areas etc. There are a number of possibilities for accomodation so it should not present any problems.


Hi Vince,

We're 5 now hoping for 7.

Felix

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:41 PM

Hi Vince,

I just heard back from YSP and they are checking if they have stakes and ropes for the arena. It might be good to offer help but they may want to deal with it as it is their pitch!

Jacob suggested that we check grass length but Clare said it was 'pretty even underfoot' as I had asked if the site was 'trip free'.

They are going to send a list of B&Bs and Hotels...

All good to go <grins>

Felix




We have some arena stakes if needed and we will be okay assisting with an arena. We still have five for the super sixteen but also have a new flier coming along to join the less experienced fliers. I will also see if we can recruit a few more local fliers when we attend Wakefield Kite Festival this weekend.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:54 AM

We have some arena stakes if needed and we will be okay assisting with an arena. We still have five for the super sixteen but also have a new flier coming along to join the less experienced fliers. I will also see if we can recruit a few more local fliers when we attend Wakefield Kite Festival this weekend.


Hi Vince,

Thanks for this. Air-4-ce will not be able to attend but we are still waiting to hear from others.

I am still waiting to hear from YSP re. Risk Assessment and Insurance.

Felix

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hi Felix,

We will have 5 members of Fusion in attendance.

We can be there early if we need to prepare arena areas etc. There are a number of possibilities for accomodation so it should not present any problems.


On the accommodation front Martin Linford has been in contact with the Campanile which is currently offering twin rooms at 34 but might be able to do a better rate if there was a large group. It is on an industrial estate but has a bar and restaurant on site. It is a French group and maybe a bit utilitarian but food and wine/beer OK at other sites.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:12 AM

On the accommodation front Martin Linford has been in contact with the Campanile which is currently offering twin rooms at 34 but might be able to do a better rate if there was a large group. It is on an industrial estate but has a bar and restaurant on site. It is a French group and maybe a bit utilitarian but food and wine/beer OK at other sites.

Felix



That is a much better price than premier are offering. It was a Campanile hotel that we used for the Herrington Country Park Gathering a few years ago :-). Great value. If Martin wants to pursue the group booking we would like to commit to three twin rooms please.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:25 AM

That is a much better price than premier are offering. It was a Campanile hotel that we used for the Herrington Country Park Gathering a few years ago :-). Great value. If Martin wants to pursue the group booking we would like to commit to three twin rooms please.


I'm wondering if any of those well qualified fliers from the South of England or the North West of England will join us at YSP (Wakefield) the first weekend in November? Maybe they are no longer on this forum...

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:01 AM

I'm wondering if any of those well qualified fliers from the South of England or the North West of England will join us at YSP (Wakefield) the first weekend in November? Maybe they are no longer on this forum...


No, probably using iOS6 / iPhone 5 and can't find Wakefield on the map.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:15 AM

No, probably using iOS6 / iPhone 5 and can't find Wakefield on the map.


Ah! so that's why we have not heard from them! <grins>

At Portsmouth?

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:22 AM

That is a much better price than premier are offering. It was a Campanile hotel that we used for the Herrington Country Park Gathering a few years ago :-). Great value. If Martin wants to pursue the group booking we would like to commit to three twin rooms please.


Martin will negotiate the deal and then ask groups to make their own bookings.

The Juan Miro exhibition will be on at the sculpture park which would make it a worthwhile destination regardless of a kite event <gins>

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:27 AM

The Juan Miro Exhibition will be an excellent bonus to a great weekend. We are ready to book the hotel for our group when prices have been negotiated.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:45 PM

The Juan Miro Exhibition will be an excellent bonus to a great weekend. We are ready to book the hotel for our group when prices have been negotiated.


Hi Vince,
I agree! Have you seen the Miro promo on the Yorkshire Sculpture Park site, stunning. It's going to be a great weekend!
All the best
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:30 AM

Hi Vince,
I agree! Have you seen the Miro promo on the Yorkshire Sculpture Park site, stunning. It's going to be a great weekend!
All the best
Maggie


Martin is set to contact the hotel to negotiate the price next Wednesday/Thursday so we hope to hear from everyone by then.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:03 AM

Martin is set to contact the hotel to negotiate the price next Wednesday/Thursday so we hope to hear from everyone by then.

Felix


Hi Felix,

Any idea how many people will be at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park event. I'm hoping the owners of the 2 ground stakes I rescued at Portsmouth will be there! (I'm fed up with thinking about them!!)

Not being a festival, this would be a great opportunity for anybody to improve their group flying, which many people i'm sure would agree, is so much fun!! <Big grin>!!

Maggie

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:30 AM

Hi Felix,

Any idea how many people will be at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park event. I'm hoping the owners of the 2 ground stakes I rescued at Portsmouth will be there! (I'm fed up with thinking about them!!)

Not being a festival, this would be a great opportunity for anybody to improve their group flying, which many people i'm sure would agree, is so much fun!! <Big grin>!!

Maggie


Hmm! Still waiting to hear from a number of groups, UK and further afield.

Lets hope that fliers take the opportunity to warm up for the WSIKF event in 2013 <grins>

Felix




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